Word for Word: Episode 48
After providing everything needed to sustain it, God created living (moving) things. This is a turning point it creation. By adding sentience and movement, the Creator shared more of His character to the universe. Animals can consciously form relationships with others of their kind and form beneficial bonds with other species as well.
The account of the fifth day introduced the following words:
[sharats] v. שָׁרַץ to swarm, to bring forth abundantly; to creep, crawl. n. [sherets] שֶׁרֶץ : swarmers, creepers; a swarm
[nephesh] נֶפֶשׁ soul, life, person
[chay] חַי living, alive; from חָיָה, to live.
[`owph] n. עוֹף a flying thing
[`uwph] v. עוּף to fly
[tanniyn] תַּנִּין dragon, serpent, whale, "sea monster"
[ramas] רָמַשׂ creep, move lightly, move about
[kanaph] כָּנָף wing, extremity, edge
[rabah] רָבָה to be great, many, much or numerous
[chamiyshiy] חֲמִישִׁי adj. fifth, from חָמֵשׁ (chamesh) five